Adele Griffin is a member of the board of directors of the MacDowell Colony and is a young adult fiction author, writing numerous novels for young adults, most recently The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, as well as the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series. Her novels Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be were both National Book Award finalists. Griffin is the highly acclaimed author of almost 30 books for young adult and middle grade readers. In addition to serving on MacDowell’s board, she serves on the advisory board of 826NYC. She lives with her husband, Erich, their two young children, and their dog, Edith, in Brooklyn, New York.